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    Tips for Fighting Spring Allergies

    With spring rains, there's more mold growth inside and outside your home. Flowers, trees, weeds, and grasses also begin to blossom. And spring cleaning will stir up dust mites throughout the house as well.

    Keep Pollen Under Control

    To tame pollen, wash bedding every week in hot water. Wash your hair and shower before going to bed, since pollen can accumulate in hair.

    Clean Every Surface

    Wear a mask and gloves when cleaning, vacuuming, or painting to limit dust and chemical exposure. Vacuum twice a week.

    Wash Rugs

    Limit throw rugs to reduce dust and mold. If you do have rugs, make sure they are washable.

    Keep Indoor Air Clean

    Keep windows closed to reduce pollen entering the house. Change filters in air conditioning units and vents frequently this time of year.

    Consider Allergy Medicine

    Talk to your doctor about a seasonal allergy drug that may be appropriate for your symptoms.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Luqman Seidu, MD on April 12, 2015

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